High School Completion Program Student, and Valedictorian?

Lexi Federhen Shines even brighter with the help of The Tutorial CenterTutorial Center’s High School Completion Student Vies to Add Valedictorian to Her Accomplishments

With just a few weeks left in her senior year, our High School Completion student Lexie Federhen is hoping to add one more laurel to her high school achievements: valedictorian of Mt. Anthony Union High School in Bennington!

Lexie Federen received the Prudential Award

Lexie receives the Prudential Spirit of Community Award as the Vermont State Winner from Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

Already recipient this year of the Gates Millennium Scholar 2015 national award, the Horatio Algier 2015 National Scholar award, the national President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Presidential Spirit of Community Vermont state award – and crowned Vermont’s Miss Outstanding Teen in 2014 –  Lexie will be going on to Cornell University this summer.

But before that, she’s hoping for one final high school achievement. Currently #2 in her graduating class, Lexie wonders if her extra-strong effort this semester will leap-frog her to valedictorian status.

SAT Prep tutoring

Jess Dubie helps Lexie learn how to tackle the SAT exam.

Lexie has been attending The Tutorial Center part-time within the High School Completion program for two years, receiving individualized tutoring designed to enable her to deal with her cross-dominance reading disability.

In the regular high school setting, Lexie found her reading disability made it very hard for her to perform as well in classes as she was capable. But at The Tutorial Center, her tutors have helped her develop effective strategies for reading and processing information that have enabled her to excel and demonstrate her real abilities.

Here Lexie talks about her experience:

In addition, being able to schedule sessions flexibly with The Tutorial Center’s Spanish teacher, Lexie has had the opportunity to complete coursework in Spanish that she could not otherwise get into her high school schedule.

As Lexie puts it, “I give an overall score of A+ to both The Tutorial Center and their tutors for helping me be successful!”

Lexie Federhen 2015 Salutatorian  Moutn Anthony Union High SchoolWe applaud Lexie’s accomplishments and the committed support of her tutors Jess Dubie and Manuel Noguera. Lexie is another example of our ability to meet the needs of a huge range of students. We’ll let you know whether Lexie makes it to valedictorian, though we don’t know how we could be more proud of her than we already are.

GRADUATION UPDATE: Lexie was honored as The 2015 Salutatorian! An outstanding accomplishment that we’re all celebrating!

You do what?

People are always asking what we do here at The Tutorial Center. The answer’s hard to put into words; it’s easier to visualize. Here’s what you might find happening on any given day at any of our three locations. How can we help you?
Tutorial Center Sampling of Services

Understanding Math Concepts

Practice Makes Perfect

Isabella Frost uses cuisenaire rods to practice number facts, under the watchful eye of tutor Gano Stevens.Everyone who comes to The Tutorial Center approaches learning their own way. Isabella Frost uses cuisenaire rods to practice her number facts, while tutor Gano Stevens is ready with guidance. Using personalized techniques makes sure math adds up – for everybody.

Math.

A Little Calculated Graffiti

This is what we call “problem solving” here at the Manchester site. Peter Duveen, our very own math whiz tutor, scribbled this mathematical poetry on whiteboard.

Math.

 

Video: Snow Schooler Robby Meehan

Everyone who comes to The Tutorial Center has their own story.

Some are looking for an extra boost with schoolwork, some are trying to learn new employment skills, or pursue a passion like photography. And some, like Robby, need an alternative way to learn and meet their academic requirements while they pursue their individual goals.

We’re all so proud of this young man as he achieves his snowboard dreams and meets his educational responsibilities—both successfully.

Watch him here at Copper Mountain in the 2012 USASA Nationals.

Impressive, yo.